Patrons may request and renew items by calling the library at 978-263-4680, or visiting the library website at www.boxlib.org and clicking on “Your Library Account.”
The photographs of local resident Neil Tischler are on display at the Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough, through 12/3/14. Neil has been fascinated by nature since his early childhood in rural New York and active in photography since his teens. Now, with the freedom of digital photography, he is able to capture winter’s frost patterns with their amazing intricacy and summer’s stunning flowers, birds, and insects. He likes to seize the moment and photograph subjects close up, often with a sparkle that makes them glow. Please stop by the library to view these beautiful photographs during regular library hours.
This week @ the Library
The Nutcracker: Reading and Ballet
Children and their famililes are invited to join us for a special reading of The Nutcracker.This is a wonderful opportunity for children to see their favourite characters from the beloved story come to life. Several costumed dancers from the Commonwealth Ballet Company will add color and charm to the story as they act out their parts. This program works best for children aged 4-10.
Learn to use Ancestry.com Library Edition
Are wondering what all the ads from Ancestry.com are about and how you can get started with your own family history? Or, maybe you already use Ancestry.com to research your family, but only have the basic U. S. Discovery subscription. In either case, sign up to learn more about the library’s Ancestry® subscription which provides access to more than 7,000 available databases with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
Space is limited. Please call the library at 978-263-4680 to register.
Sargent Memorial Library Foundation Annual Fund Drive
The Sargent Memorial Library Foundation Annual Fund Drive has begun! Whether you enjoy holding the weight of a book in your hand, want to download the latest bestseller or music release to your e-book reader or tablet, research genealogy or investments using one of the library's many online databases, attend an exhibit or an event, or consult with one of our knowledgeable staff members, the library has something for everyone. Anytime you use library materials or attend an event, you are saving your family money. Please consider donating this year.
For a copy of the Annual Appeal letter with more information about the Library Foundation and what it funds, please click HERE.
For a printable, mailable donation form, please click HERE.
Future Art Exhibits @Boxborough's Library
The Sargent Memorial Library is in the process of scheduling local artists to exhibit their work in the library meeting room. If you would like to be considered for the current year or in the future, please contact Maureen Strapko, Library Director, at the library (978-263-4680) or email at email@example.com.
The Sargent Memorial Library buys many thousands of new books, movies, and CDs each year. Now you can receive a free weekly email showcasing the latest arrivals at the library. You'll learn about many new bestsellers, DVDs, CDs, cookbooks, mysteries, science books, travel guides, histories, children's titles, health books, science fiction, and more. With this information you can place a hold on any Sargent Memorial Library book, DVD or CD.
More Graphic Novels on Tumblebook Cloud
Just in time for summer reading! Tumblebook Cloud has expanded their Graphic Novel Collection. Check it out by clicking HERE or the image above.
Kids & YA Downloadable eBooks & other Media
There are more downloadable eBooks and other media available for kids and YA readers. Overdrive, Freegal, Tumblebooks, Tumblebooks Cloud Jr. and Tumblebooks Cloud all have books, movies or music available 24/7. Come by the library any time we are open for help getting started.
The Sargent Memorial Library, through its membership in the C/WMARS network, provides free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and even some movies via Overdrive. Visit the C/WMARS Digital Catalog to find a listing of the titles that are available. The Digital Catalog's HELP section can answer many of your questions about downloading eBooks, including step-by-step instructions for downloading the Overdrive software for all supported devices
Freegal Music is a downloadable music service funded by the Boxborough Public Library Foundation that gives you access to about 3 million songs in MP3 format, including Sony Music’s catalog of artists.Download up to 3 songs per week that can be played on a variety of devices. Freegal Apps are available in both the Apple iTunes App Store and the Google Play store. For more information please check out the Freegal FAQ or go explore Freegal today.
TumbleBooks (ages 2-7) is an online collection of animated, talking picture books funded by the Boxborough Public Lbrary Foundation. In addition to classic fairy tales, young readers will also find stories with popular characters like Franklin, Caillou, and Biscuit. A selection of National Geographic videos pair up perfectly with some of the non-fiction books available.
TumbleBookCloud Junior (Grades 2-6) is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! It's designed specifically for kids in grades two to six. Funded by the Boxborough Public Lbrary Foundation.
TumbleBook Cloud (Grades 5 and up) is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! Funded by the Boxborough Public Lbrary Foundation.
Databases Available to Library Patrons
The following online resources are made available by funds from the Sargent Memorial Library Foundation.
Ancestry.com (IN library use ONLY)
For a complete list of online resources available to Sargent Memorial Library patrons click here or on "Reference Databases" under the "Resources" tab.
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